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This powerful performance by Jamie Sanders, spoken word poet and actor with Tourette's, covers bullying, shame, self-acceptance and empowerment in ...
Stella Young of Ramp Up explains the Social Model of Disability, Inspiration Porn, and the lie we’ve been sold about disability in this nine minute...
This poem is for my young friends: Evie, Ty, Max, Fallon, Mu, Jack, Emma, H., Philip, Oliver, Brooke, Henry, Miri, Cody, MissG, MasterL, and many others ...
by Dr. Mary Schuh: SWIFT Center Recently, National Public Radio’s (NPR) “All Things Considered” aired a story on inclusive education. The story ...
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I think in colors. My thinking colors have sound and movement. When I hear spoken words my neurology automatically goes for the match. When I...
Accessibility is a right not a privilege. 20 posts on Accessibility, Universal Design, and Inclusion   It’s Time to Go Beyond Access Creating ...
As an autistic, I have difficulties in the social arena in a multitude of ways. This was especially true during my growing up years. Even...
Guest post from Chasing the Spring's Dani Johnson on the life changing benefits of a blenderized diet made for her daughter. We were drawn to the great ...
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  Jillian Mercado, the 23 year old model and editor and founder of Manufactured 1987 is featured in  StyleLikeU ‘s “What’s Underneath ...
"The research shows that when a child who is not academically gifted is included in a regular school, not only do the academics improve across the school, ...
'Weird and Wonderful", a feature-length documentary, tells the story of the disability rights movement from the late 1960s unt...
The National Council on Disability works to further equal opportunity, self-sufficiency, independent living, inclusion and full integration of people ...
Resources We Love
We love YogaKids and their foundation Go Give Yoga! Their mission is " to promote peace, health, empowerment and education" . Ok, sig...
So many ideas in the larger autism community often become a debate. As an autistic this black-or-white, choose-your-side sort of thinking is very neurologically ...
I know most people want to do the right thing and believe “Autism Awareness” helps. But it doesn’t and it is time for some blunt truths, it is past ...
Yesterday I went to the Genius Bar at the Apple Store near my house with my laptop. It reminded me of just how far I...
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Another April has passed – big sigh of relief! As an autistic I have a love/hate relationship with April – the AUTISM month. I love that...
Stop Hurting Kids needs all supporters of the Keeping All Students Safe Act to take action and urge members of the U.S. Senate to co-sponsor t...
There are some particularly insidious double standards at work here. It's time to put an end...
Today is “Love, Not Fear” flashblog. We write about the beauty of being, living, sharing and experience Autism, an Autis...
Parenting
Parents, home is the single most important place for our children to feel accepted. We must embrace ALL of our children with love and acceptance...
Over the course of my life I have seen many kinds of crossing signs. When I go to a college campus I drive past a...
A Fun Alternative to Children's Mobilit...
In a recent post for Think Inclusive, self-advocate Emily Ladau explores the idea of advocate-allies who work with self-advocates towards disability rights. ...
Inclusive Education
Dillan Barmache, a 14 year old autistic student, delivers his powerful 8th grade commencement speech using his iPad and brings the crowd to th...
As an autistic, I sometimes feel boxed in by the best practice strategy of inclusion. Please don’t get me wrong – inclusive education is a...
"Now in middle school, Samuel has a great circle of friends in eighth grade. He’s in general education in all his classes and he’s on the honor roll. ...
We first saw Who Cares About Kelsey ? at the National Center on Inclusive Education’s Summer Institute and instantly connected to the film's message ...
Ollibean Thought Leaders
I do not know if you have ever thought of it this way, but it is a step up that today autistics have the opportunity...
"And we’re going to develop leadership, that has a fundamental difference and that is, it's inclusive . It believes in people, and in our strengths ...
"Equal access, level playing field, dignity, respect for my son and all his community. No separate classrooms separate doors or isolation from others. ...
Sara Winter answers our Change Leader Questionairre. Sara is the founder of Squag™ - a wonderful curated, online space that offers kids on the autism ...
Books You Need
For most of my life airports have befuddled me. It didn’t so much matter earlier in my life because the only time I used an...
I am an almost 60-year-old autistic woman who can navigate the world in a way that surprises some people when they find out I have...
There is a saying, “love makes the world go round,” but for real it is NOT love. Instead, it is hidden curriculum that makes the...
" Talk to people with disabilities. As many as you can: Adults, adolescents, kids. These people are the real experts on disabilities. These are the people ...
ASL Videos
"Disability is not something terrible that needs to be fixed, cured, or made to go away forever. It is a natural part of reality. We ask for acceptance ...
Awesome ASL version of En Vogue's 'Free Your Mind'. "Before you can see me you've got to learn how to read me. Free your mind and the rest will...
Great ASL translation of Taylor Swif...
Paul McCartney Directs His Own 'My Valentine' Videos Featuring Natalie Portman and Johnny Depp u...